Book Tour: Unanimity (Spiral Worlds Book #1) by Alexandra Almeida – Genre: Sci-Fi Fantasy @AAlmeidaAuthor @RRBookTours1 #RRBookTours #Unanimity

Welcome to the book tour for Unanimity, the first book in the Spiral Worlds series by Alexandra Almeida. Read on for more details and get yourself a copy today!

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Unanimity (Spiral Worlds Book #1)

Publication Date: October 18, 2022

Genre: Science Fiction/ Sci-Fi Fantasy/ LGBTQ2

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Shadow is a reluctant god with a broken mind and a death wish. He used to be Thomas Astley-Byron, an affluent young screenwriter whose creativity and idealism saved a world from the brink of collapse. Together with Henry Nowak, an AI expert, Tom created heaven on earth by inventing a Jungian simulated reality that helps humans confront their dark sides. The benevolent manipulation platform turned the two unelected leaders into beloved gods, but now everything is failing. The worlds suffer as a sentimental Tom descends into his own personal hell, becoming the embodiment of everything he despises and a shadow of his former self.

His journey from an optimistic, joyful Tom to a gloomy Shadow is paved with heartache and sinister interference from emerging technology. Humans and bots fight for his heart, but their aims differ: some want to own it, some to dissect it, and others to end its foolish beat. Estranged from the love of his life—the activist poet Nathan Storm—Tom fails to realize the biggest threat comes from within. None of the sticky stories that steer his life end well.

Now, a young goddess—Estelle Ngoie—has been appointed to replace him, and unlike Shadow, Stella takes no prisoners, and her heart bleeds for no one.

Who’s pulling on Shadow’s heartstrings? Are their intentions malign or benign? It’s all a matter of perspective, and Shadow has none left.

The Series Themes

An epic tale spanning across six days—one per book—and forty past decades of life lived across ten worlds and two universes.

Weaving sci-fi elements with social commentary and queer romantic suspense, Spiral Worlds explores the nature of consciousness and how it’s connected to a not-so-secret ingredient—story. As software consumes the world, intelligence is nothing but the appetizer; the human heart is the main course.

“I adored this work by Alexandra Almeida from cover to cover for its modern take on fantasy and the subversion of so many typical themes and ideas that have become tired and overdone in the genre.” “The queer storytelling elements are included beautifully and never made into a gimmick or overdone for the sake of themselves, and as such, they flow naturally with the fantasy and emotional elements of the narrative. I would not hesitate to recommend Unanimity as a sensational opening novel to a very promising series.”

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About the Author

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Alexandra Almeida has over 25 years of experience in technology, strategy, and innovation. In her role as Chief Transformation Officer, she acts as a senior advisor to enterprise executives. Alexandra is an experienced speaker at events such as SXSW, Gartner Symposium, and the Women in Tech Series.

For the time being, and to protect her creative freedoms, Alexandra prefers to write using a number of pen names.

​Her debut fantasy novel, released under another pen name, has received the following awards and recognition:
– Reader’s Favorite Awards – Gold Medal Winner – Young Adult – Fantasy – Epic
– Reader Views Awards – 1st Place – Fantasy
– CIPA EVVY Book Awards – 2nd Place – Fiction – Mythology
– B.R.A.G. Medallion Recipient
– Eric Hoffer’s Da Vinci Eye Awards Finalist for Best Cover Artwork
– The Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist – Books for Adults
– Awesome Indies Approved

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Book Tour Schedule

January 23rd

R&R Book Tours (Kick-Off) http://rrbooktours.com

Cheryl’s Book Nook (Spotlight) https://cherylsbooknook.blogspot.com/

Riss Reviews (Review) https://rissreviewsx.wixsite.com/website

@caffeinatedbibliophilia (Review) https://www.instagram.com/caffeinatedbibliophilia/

I Love Books & Stuff (Spotlight) https://ilovebooksandstuffblog.wordpress.com

I Smell Sheep (Spotlight)  http://www.ismellsheep.com/

Rambling Mads (Spotlight) http://ramblingmads.com

January 24th

Lecari’s Live Journal (Review) http://www.lecari.co.uk

@takealookatmybookshelf (Review) https://www.instagram.com/takealookatmybookshelf/

Breakeven Books (Spotlight) https://breakevenbooks.com

@bookishfeatures_ (Spotlight) https://www.instagram.com/bookishfeatures_/

@wolves_perception (Spotlight) https://www.instagram.com/wolves_perception/

@latishaslowkeylife (Spotlight) https://www.instagram.com/latishaslowkeylife/

Books Blog (Spotlight) https://www.booksblog.co.uk/

January 25th

@amber.bunch_author (Review) https://www.instagram.com/amber.bunch_author/

Read Write Run (Review) http://readwriterun.ca/

@read_write_run_ –  https://instagram.com/read_write_run_?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

@readwritefantasy (Review) https://www.instagram.com/readwritefantasy

@vinamkent_author (Review) https://www.instagram.com/vinamkent_author/

@through_the_booking_glass (Spotlight) https://www.instagram.com/through_the_booking_glass/

@tinabyer (Spotlight) https://www.instagram.com/tinabyer/

Liliyana Shadowlyn (Spotlight) https://lshadowlynauthor.com

January 26th

@its_b.e.l.l.e (Review) https://www.instagram.com/its_b.e.l.l.e/

@moonlightalesbooks (Review) https://www.instagram.com/moonlightalesbooks/

Liliyana Shadowlyn (Review) https://lshadowlynauthor.com/

@fathomsamidstthelines (Review) https://www.instagram.com/fathomsamidstthelines/

Not Another Bunny Blog (Review) https://notanybunny.wordpress.com/blog

@marie.sinadjan – https://www.instagram.com/marie.sinadjan/

Stine Writing (Spotlight) https://christinebialczak.com/

January 27th

Emerald Reviews (Spotlight) https://www.emeraldreviews.co.uk/

@my_fair_fiction (Review) https://www.instagram.com/my_fair_fiction/

@booksreadbytracy (Review) https://www.instagram.com/booksreadbytracy/?hl=en

@tm_ghent (Spotlight) https://www.instagram.com/tm_ghent/

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Book Tour Sign Up: Unanimity (Spiral Worlds Book #1) by Alexandra Almeida (Jan 23 – 27) Genre: Sci-Fi Fantasy @AAlmeidaAuthor @RRBookTours1 #RRBookTours

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I’m organizing a book tour for the first novel in the Spiral Worlds series, Unanimity by Alexandra Almeida. The tour will run from January 23rd to the 27th and we’re looking for hosts. We have physical copies for reviewers in Australia and digital editions for everyone. 

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Unanimity (Spiral Worlds Book #1)

Publication Date: October 18, 2022

Genre: Science Fiction/ Sci-Fi Fantasy

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Shadow is a reluctant god with a broken mind and a death wish. He used to be Thomas Astley-Byron, an affluent young screenwriter whose creativity and idealism saved a world from the brink of collapse. Together with Henry Nowak, an AI expert, Tom created heaven on earth by inventing a Jungian simulated reality that helps humans confront their dark sides. The benevolent manipulation platform turned the two unelected leaders into beloved gods, but now everything is failing. The worlds suffer as a sentimental Tom descends into his own personal hell, becoming the embodiment of everything he despises and a shadow of his former self.

His journey from an optimistic, joyful Tom to a gloomy Shadow is paved with heartache and sinister interference from emerging technology. Humans and bots fight for his heart, but their aims differ: some want to own it, some to dissect it, and others to end its foolish beat. Estranged from the love of his life—the activist poet Nathan Storm—Tom fails to realize the biggest threat comes from within. None of the sticky stories that steer his life end well.

Now, a young goddess—Estelle Ngoie—has been appointed to replace him, and unlike Shadow, Stella takes no prisoners, and her heart bleeds for no one.

Who’s pulling on Shadow’s heartstrings? Are their intentions malign or benign? It’s all a matter of perspective, and Shadow has none left.

The Series Themes

An epic tale spanning across six days—one per book—and forty past decades of life lived across ten worlds and two universes.

Weaving sci-fi elements with social commentary and queer romantic suspense, Spiral Worlds explores the nature of consciousness and how it’s connected to a not-so-secret ingredient—story. As software consumes the world, intelligence is nothing but the appetizer; the human heart is the main course.

“I adored this work by Alexandra Almeida from cover to cover for its modern take on fantasy and the subversion of so many typical themes and ideas that have become tired and overdone in the genre.” “The queer storytelling elements are included beautifully and never made into a gimmick or overdone for the sake of themselves, and as such, they flow naturally with the fantasy and emotional elements of the narrative. I would not hesitate to recommend Unanimity as a sensational opening novel to a very promising series.”

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About the Author

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Alexandra Almeida has over 25 years of experience in technology, strategy, and innovation. In her role as Chief Transformation Officer, she acts as a senior advisor to enterprise executives. Alexandra is an experienced speaker at events such as SXSW, Gartner Symposium, and the Women in Tech Series.

For the time being, and to protect her creative freedoms, Alexandra prefers to write using a number of pen names.

​Her debut fantasy novel, released under another pen name, has received the following awards and recognition:
– Reader’s Favorite Awards – Gold Medal Winner – Young Adult – Fantasy – Epic
– Reader Views Awards – 1st Place – Fantasy
– CIPA EVVY Book Awards – 2nd Place – Fiction – Mythology
– B.R.A.G. Medallion Recipient
– Eric Hoffer’s Da Vinci Eye Awards Finalist for Best Cover Artwork
– The Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist – Books for Adults
– Awesome Indies Approved

Spiral Worlds

 

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Book Tour: Hot Ash (An Angela Hardwicke Sci-fi Mystery) by Russ Colchamiro – Genre: Sci-Fi Mystery @AuthorDudeRuss @RRBookTours1 #RRBookTours

Angela Hardwicke is back and this time she’s taking on her toughest mystery yet! Read on for more info about Hot Ash by Russ Colchamiro!

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Hot Ash

Publication Date: September 6th, 2022

Genre: Sci-Fi Mystery

Intergalactic private Angela Hardwicke is Eternity’s most daring spy for hire…

Following the mysterious and ill-timed death of her elderly husband, Camille Engquist was set to inherit the family’s real estate development company. But her stepkids stole it from her first. Or so she claims.

As Hardwicke and her protégé Eric Whistler dive into the world of affordable housing, synthetic concrete, and corporate succession planning, their investigation put them face-to-face with the haves and have-nots, a new form of cocaine, a boundary-pushing neurobiologist, a majestic domed city and a violent conspiracy that stretches farther and deeper than they ever could have imaged. But the most insidious betrayals are sometimes closer to home.

In Hot Ash, Russ Colchamiro’s most action-packed Sci-Fi mystery yet, Angela Hardwicke must grapple with the worst pain of all—that the people we love are the ones we should fear most.

And don’t miss the first two books in the series, Crackle and Fire and Fractured Lives!

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Russ Colchamiro is the author of the rollicking space adventure, Crossline, the zany SF/F backpacking comedy series Finders Keepers: The Definitive EditionGenius de Milo, and Astropalooza, and is editor of the SF anthology Love, Murder & Mayhem, all with Crazy 8 Press.

Russ lives in New Jersey with his wife, two ninjas, and crazy dog Simon, who may in fact be an alien himself. Russ has also contributed to several other anthologies, including Tales of the Crimson KeepPangaeaAltered States of the UnionCamelot 13, TV Gods 2, They Keep Killing Glenn, Thrilling Adventure Yarns, Camelot 13, and Brave New Girls.

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Book Tour Schedule

November 14th

R&R Book Tours (Kick-Off) http://rrbooktours.com

@accio_mischief (Review) https://www.instagram.com/accio_mischief/

@latishaslowkeylife (Spotlight) https://www.instagram.com/latishaslowkeylife

On the Shelf Reviews (Spotlight) https://ontheshelfreviews.wordpress.com

Stine Writing (Spotlight) https://christinebialczak.com/

@alexis.reads__  (Spotlight) https://instagram.com/alexis.reads__?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

November 15th

@ashe_and_ink (Review) https://www.instagram.com/ashe_and_ink/

Bunny’s Reviews (Review) https://bookwormbunnyreviews.blogspot.com/

@readingwithwrin (Spotlight) https://www.instagram.com/readingwithwrin/

Rambling Mads (Spotlight) http://ramblingmads.com

Sophril Reads (Spotlight) http://sophrilreads.wordpress.com

November 16th

@amanda_coffee_books (Spotlight) https://www.instagram.com/amanda_coffee_books/

Breakeven Books (Spotlight) https://breakevenbooks.com

@beastreader (Spotlight) https://www.instagram.com/beastreader/

@definitelynotreading (Spotlight)  https://www.instagram.com/definitelynotreading/

@calmstitchread (Spotlight) https://www.instagram.com/calmstitchread/

November 17th

@amber.bunch_author (Review) https://www.instagram.com/amber.bunch_author/

@books.and.salt (Review) https://www.instagram.com/books.and.salt

The Faerie Review (Spotlight) http://www.thefaeriereview.com

Freelance Writer, Janny C (Spotlight) https://freelancewriterjannyc.com/

November 18th

@hazels_bookstagram (Review) https://www.instagram.com/hazels_bookstagram/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y%3D

I Smell Sheep (Spotlight) http://www.ismellsheep.com/

Books Blog (Spotlight) www.booksblog.co.uk

@mandioyster (Spotlight) https://www.instagram.com/mandioyster/

 

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Surprise Halloween Cover Reveal 🎃 Pulse 2 by B.A. Bellec – Sci-Fi/ Horror/ Thriller @b_bellecBook @RRBookTours1 #RRBookTours #Horror #Scifi #CoverReveal

We have a Halloween surprise for you all! The cover reveal for Pulse 2 by B.A. Bellec!!! Read on for more info and if you haven’t picked up Pulse, you need to get on that right away!

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Pulse 2

Expected Publication Date: 2023

Genre: Sci-fi Horror/ Thriller

The fate of humanity rests in the hands of a few.

Pulse: Book Two is the conclusion of award-winning author B.A. Bellec’s dystopian sci-fi horror duology. This time around he is tapping into iconic stories like STATION ELEVEN, CLOUD ATLAS, CONTACT, and THE ROAD to add elite and ambitious scale. Our chaotic journey picks up moments after the first book ends with action from the second you start turning the pages, but if you thought you knew where the story was going, drop your expectations off at the door and get ready for the B.A. Bellec experience. To get an idea what surprises are awaiting, start by asking yourself this one question: how would an autonomous mechanical orb defeat an alien creature?

Coming Soon!

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Pulse (Book #1)

Publication Date: December 1st, 2021

Genre: Sci-fi Horror/ Thriller

Pulse is a plot-driven multi-POV dystopian sci-fi horror thriller set in 2040, centered around a corporation, a creature, and a music festival. Think Fyre FestivalBlack Mirror, and X-Files combined. The story deals with themes of capitalism, consumerism, business, politics, pandemics, climate change, activism, and technology while bouncing between a diverse group of characters sure to entertain almost anyone. The book is already being praised for its fantastic use of horror, engaging world-building, and genre-bending approach utilizing some screenplay-like formatting. This is the first entry in a new series with the sequel well underway.

  • B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree (Apr 2022)
  • The Wishing Shelf Finalist (Apr 2022)
  • Literary Titan Seal (Jan 2022)
  • Reader Views Seal (Dec 2021)
  • Readers’ Favorite Seal (Dec 2021)

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B.A. Bellec writes with a unique, modern, minimalistic voice. He is the author of Someone’s Story, his award-winning debut novel called a masterpiece by multiple reviewers. Never afraid of a challenge, Bellec switched genres to bring you this dark vision that simmered in his mind for years.

In addition to writing, Bellec also creates music. You can find it on his YouTube channel. Follow him on social media or at http://www.babellec.com to stay in the loop on new projects.

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Book Tour: Pulse by B.A. Bellec – Genre: Sci-Fi/ Horror/ Thriller @b_bellecBook @RRBookTours1 #RRBookTours #Horror #Scifi #Books

Welcome to the book tour for Pulse by B.A. Bellec! Read on details and access to exclusive music!

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Pulse (Book #1)

Publication Date: December 1st, 2021

Genre: Sci-fi Horror/ Thriller

Pulse is a plot-driven multi-POV dystopian sci-fi horror thriller set in 2040, centered around a corporation, a creature, and a music festival. Think Fyre FestivalBlack Mirror, and X-Files combined. The story deals with themes of capitalism, consumerism, business, politics, pandemics, climate change, activism, and technology while bouncing between a diverse group of characters sure to entertain almost anyone. The book is already being praised for its fantastic use of horror, engaging world-building, and genre-bending approach utilizing some screenplay-like formatting. This is the first entry in a new series with the sequel well underway.

  • B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree (Apr 2022)
  • The Wishing Shelf Finalist (Apr 2022)
  • Literary Titan Seal (Jan 2022)
  • Reader Views Seal (Dec 2021)
  • Readers’ Favorite Seal (Dec 2021)

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Original Pulse Soundtrack

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About the Author

HEADSHOT SQUARE

B.A. Bellec writes with a unique, modern, minimalistic voice. He is the author of Someone’s Story, his award-winning debut novel called a masterpiece by multiple reviewers. Never afraid of a challenge, Bellec switched genres to bring you this dark vision that simmered in his mind for years.

In addition to writing, Bellec also creates music. You can find it on his YouTube channel. Follow him on social media or at http://www.babellec.com to stay in the loop on new projects.

B.A. Bellec | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook

Book Tour Schedule

October 24th

R&R Book Tours (Kick-Off) http://rrbooktours.com

Latisha’s Low-Key Life (Review) https://latishaslowkeylife.com/

@latishaslowkeylife – https://www.instagram.com/latishaslowkeylife/

@margiebythebookcase (Review) https://www.instagram.com/margiebythebookcase/

Books + Coffee = Happiness (Spotlight) https://bookscoffeehappiness.com/

Cocktails & Fairytales (Spotlight) https://www.facebook.com/CocktailsFairytales

October 25th

Cheryl’s Book Nook (Review) https://cherylsbooknook.blogspot.com/

@beastreader – https://www.instagram.com/beastreader/

Riss’s Reviews (Review) https://rissreviewsx.wixsite.com/website

@books.and.salt (Review) https://www.instagram.com/books.and.salt/

@genoviareadingco (Review) https://www.instagram.com/genoviareadingco/

Books Blog (Spotlight) https://www.booksblog.co.uk/

Rambling Mads (Spotlight) http://ramblingmads.com

October 26th

@its_b.e.l.l.e (Review) https://www.instagram.com/its_b.e.l.l.e/

Jessica Belmont (Review) https://jessicabelmont.com/

Bunny’s Reviews (Review) https://bookwormbunnyreviews.blogspot.com/

Liliyana Shadowlyn (Spotlight) https://lshadowlynauthor.com/

@read.em.if.you.got.em (Spotlight) https://www.instagram.com/read.em.if.you.got.em/

October 27th

@amber.bunch_author (Review) https://www.instagram.com/amber.bunch_author/

@gryffindorbookishnerd (Review) https://www.instagram.com/gryffindorbookishnerd/

@accio_mischief (Review) https://www.instagram.com/accio_mischief/

@authortaylorkillpack (Review) https://www.instagram.com/authortaylorkillpack/

Stine Writing (Spotlight) https://christinebialczak.com/

October 28th

The Faerie Review (Spotlight) http://www.thefaeriereview.com

@courtneys.shelflife (Review) https://www.instagram.com/courtneys.shelflife/

@giantbookstacks (Review) https://www.instagram.com/giantbookstacks/

@booksaremysirensong (Spotlight) https://www.instagram.com/booksaremysirensong/

 

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Book Tour: The Prism Effect by J. Wint – Genre: YA Fantasy/ Sci-Fi @superbo1970 @RRBookTours1 #RRBookTours #Books

To celebrate the release of the second instalment in The Skylight Series by author J. Wint, we’re going back to where the adventure began with The Prism Effect! Read on for more details!

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The Prism Affect (The Skylight Series #1)

Publication Date: September 2021

Genre: YA Fantasy/ Sci-Fi

LIFE has never been easy for young Jet Stroud.

He is affected by a rare condition known as ephebus mortem, also called the youthful death, and legend says it will kill him before his twenty-fourth birthday. To make matters worse, the legend also claims that its victims become delusional as they grow older.

However, things take a turn for the better when he is unexpectedly accepted into the renowned Skylight University–an orbiting system in the Earth’s atmosphere. At first, he doubts the legend and begins the semester hoping to learn more about his strange disease. As the school year unfolds, he meets a group of students like him and they band together. Soon, strange things start to happen–mysterious shadows follow them, bizarre holographic prophecies appear that only they can see, and haunting voices cloud Jet’s thoughts. He begins to struggle on the blaze pitch and with his studies. The small group of students threaten to splinter apart as the semester races to a close and Jet wonders if he will survive. In the end, he uncovers something about himself so profound that it will change his life forever.

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“Jet?” she asked. “Everything okay?”

He didn’t respond, still gazing in the direction of the fountain. She snapped her fingers in front of his face to gain his attention.

He blinked and looked at her. “Sylvant, over there next to the fountain… do you see it?”

It was the heat mirage again. It shifted around the base of the fountain, blurry and transparent. But it was too cool for a heat mirage, though it looked exactly like the ones he’d seen on hot and humid days.

She glanced in the fountain’s direction while pulling him out of the street. She shook her head. “No, I don’t see anything. Are you sure you’re okay?”

Jet looked at her defensively. “I’m fine, thanks.” He walked towards the fountain with the mirage in his sight. Sylvant followed, the heels of her shoes clicking across the vacant intersection. Jet stepped up to the fountain’s basin for a look around, but the mirage was gone.

“I swear… it was here,” he said.

“What was here? What are you talking about?” she asked.

“There was a… a shape, or something like a mirage here, just now.”

Sylvant cleared her throat. “Why don’t we go inside. We need to talk about this.” She flashed her sister’s journal in front of his face.

Jet hesitated. He wanted to understand what he’d just seen as much as he wanted to hear about the journal.

The shape suddenly reemerged near one of the alleyways, steam momentarily cloaking it. Then, the sunlight dimmed and turned everything a shade of rust.

“There. It’s there!” he hissed at her. “You can’t see that?”

She peered toward the alleyway. “Jet. You’re starting to worry me.”

“You don’t believe me, do you?”

“Jet, I’m trying to understand, but I don’t know what to say.”

“I’m going after it,” Jet said. “I want to prove to you—”

“Whatever it is, let it go!” Sylvant looked down the dark alley and back at him. “We can talk about it inside the café, alright? My first concern is your safety.”

Jet could see the uneasiness in her expression. “Sylvant, I’m asking for your help, not your protection.”

It was growing darker, and an unsettling stillness seemed to descend around them. Sylvant recovered her composure. “As a professor to a student, it’s my responsibility to look after you. You need to come with me.”

Jet watched the mirage move down the alleyway and vanish into the steam. “I can take care of myself. I’ll call you later, Sylvant. I promise.” He sprinted down the alleyway, leaving her behind.

Plumes of steam gushed from the buildings lining the alley and hid the fleeing mirage. The sunlight was nearly gone, making it difficult to see. Jet had to stop a few times to see where he was.

The chase came to an abrupt halt when the alley ended at a brick wall. The mirage was gone. Jet backtracked, looking for signs of it. He noticed a ladder on one building and climbed up three stories and onto the rooftop. He skirted the parapet and stopped to regain his bearings.

The sunlight flickered and dimmed, like someone sliding a gossamer drape in front of it. Jet looked at his watch, surprised to see there should still be half an hour of daylight left. What happened next made the hair on his arms stand up. One of the system’s outer belts crossed slowly in front of the sun, casting a long shadow over the cityscape beyond. The eclipse’s shadow inched eerily across each building, engulfing the city in darkness. Jet had read an article about the event, something called a skylight eclipse.

His skin grew cold as the eclipse overtook him. From the rooftop, he watched the leading edge of it creep doggedly across the pitted field and towards the dimly lit factory in the distance. Fleeing just ahead of the eclipse was the shimmering mirage.

Jet leapt over the building’s parapet and onto an adjacent rooftop. He scrambled across a metal bridge spanning the alleyway and sprinted across the field.

He entered the abandoned factory minutes later and slowed to a halt, kneeling against a storage tank to catch his breath. He could hear equipment running in the distance, which seemed odd since the factory appeared to be vacant. A rust-colored smog from old chemicals still lingered in the air. Rogue weeds grew up through cracked concrete, and above him, a maze of catwalks and pipes cast a kaleidoscope of patterns onto the pavement.

He crept further into the factory, searching for the mirage. The ground below his feet quivered, and the sound of equipment grew louder. Tremors accompanied a dull scraping noise that sounded like metal grinding on metal. Something big moved below the surface. He placed his hand on a storage tank and felt it vibrating rapidly.

Jet followed the thrumming for several minutes before stumbling upon a vast clearing. Rusted sheet metal walls rose up to create a circular pit. Sand and dirt covered the ground, and tumbleweeds piled along one end like skeletal remains. In the center stood an oddly shaped contraption that resembled the smokestack of a ship. Its bow pointed skyward like a steel chimney with steam spewing from it.

An uneasy feeling settled over him as he hid in the shadows. He was in the middle of nowhere and chasing a mirage. It was getting late, and the eclipse had him on edge.

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About the Author

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Wint graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in architecture. He is a licensed architect and LEED accredited professional who believes in a strong, sustainable community. As a student of architecture, he developed a love for design and continues to push for creative solutions.

As a child of the 70’s, he developed a love for cheesy science fiction movies, and later became an avid fantasy reader. His youthful influences—combined with his college experiences and background as an architect—have propelled his work as a writer to create the Skylight Series.

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Book Tour Schedule

September 19th

R&R Book Tours (Kick-Off) http://rrbooktours.com

@genoviareadingco (Review) https://www.instagram.com/genoviareadingco/

@takealookatmybookshelf (Review) https://www.instagram.com/takealookatmybookshelf

Nesie’s Place (Spotlight) https://nesiesplace.wordpress.com

@fle_d (Spotlight) https://www.instagram.com/fle_d

 September 20th

Bunny’s Reviews (Review) https://bookwormbunnyreviews.blogspot.com/

Reads & Reels (Spotlight) http://readsandreels.com

September 21st

@gryffindorbookishnerd (Review) https://www.instagram.com/gryffindorbookishnerd

Liliyana Shadowlyn (Spotlight) https://lshadowlynauthor.com/

Sadie’s Spotlight (Spotlight) http://sadiesspotlight.com/

September 22nd

@margiebythebookcase (Review) https://www.instagram.com/margiebythebookcase/

Book Reviews by Taylor (Review) https://www.bookreviewsbytaylor.com/

Rambling Mads (Spotlight) http://ramblingmads.com

September 23rd

@wolfesbooks (Review) https://www.instagram.com/wolfesbooks

@booklymatters (Review) https://www.instagram.com/booklymatters/

Stine Writing (Spotlight) https://christinebialczak.com/

 

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